Recent reports have claimed Microsoft had plans to reveal Project Scorpio with the help of a well-known publication, and as it turns out, the rumor is true after all. The date of the official reveal is April 6, 2017, which falls on the upcoming Thursday.
Here’s the thing, the publication in question is no other than Eurogamer via the folks at Digital Foundry. For those who are unaware of what happens in the world of video game journalism, Digital Foundry is probably the best place to go when one wants to know about the technical aspect of a video game console or computer hardware.
From that perspective, it makes perfect sense for Microsoft to team up with this group to highlight what Project Scorpio is all about. Fans should keep an eye out for a breakdown of the specifications and one or more games to show off what we can expect come E3 2017.
Furthermore, seeing, as Digital Foundry is such a trusted group for hardware specifications, it could prove how confident Microsoft is about the capabilities of its new video game console. The company bragged about six teraflops of GPU power, eight-core CPU, and 320GB/s memory bandwidth. Everything mentioned here should deliver games at true 4K resolution; at least, that’s what Microsoft is hoping.
What time does reveal kicks off
According to Eurogamer via its official Twitter page, the event takes place this Thursday at 6 am Pacific.
— Eurogamer.net (@eurogamer) April 4, 2017
Recent news relating to Project Scorpio
Not too long ago, it was revealed by several publications that Microsoft has already sent out Project Scorpio developer kits to developers. Reports claim these kits come with a tiny screen to show them valuable information about performance. Furthermore, several games designed to display the console’s power could end up at E3 2017.
List of rumored titles:
- Call of Duty 2017
- Madden 2017
- FIFA 18
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- State of Decay 2 (Microsoft exclusive)
- Crackdown 3 (Microsoft exclusive)
- Sea of Thieves (Microsoft exclusive)
- Forza Motorsports 7 (Microsoft exclusive)
These are just some of the games fans should expect to run at full 4K on the new system. It doesn’t include current Microsoft exclusives that are bound to get the 4K improvement once the console is ready for prime time. This is because most Microsoft exclusives for the Xbox One are available on Windows 10.
The software giant will simply use the 4K assets from the PC version for Xbox Scorpio instead of upscaling the Xbox One version to meet the demands.